Avalon Publishes Annual Filings and Eighth Sustainability Report

Critical Minerals & Rare Earths

November 29, 2019 (Source) – Avalon Advanced Materials Inc. (TSX: AVL) (OTCQB: AVLNF) (“Avalon” or the “Company”) has released its eighth annual comprehensive Sustainability Report, along with its 2019 annual filings.

The 2019 Sustainability Report focuses on health and safety, social, environmental and economic matters that are material to Avalon. It incorporates a self-assessment of Avalon’s 2019 fiscal year sustainability performance and sets targets for 2020 and long term goals against the applicable Towards Sustainable Mining indicators defined by the Mining Association of Canada. Avalon’s 2019 Sustainability Report was prepared in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative (“GRI”) Standards, core option.

This year, Avalon integrated the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals (“SDGs”) into its sustainability reporting. 17 SDGs were set by the United Nations in 2015 and are the world’s shared plan to end extreme poverty, reduce inequality and protect the planet by 2030. Avalon has aligned its GRI Index with the applicable SDGs in order to assess its business contributions towards each SDG.

Avalon’s 2019 Sustainability Report is available from the Company’s website at http://www.avalonadvancedmaterials.com/sustainability/2019-sustainability-report.

Don Bubar, President and CEO, commented, “Sustainable initiatives, including our annual sustainability reporting, have inspired us to look at new process technologies such as sensor-based ore sorting that will make our projects more cost efficient, reduce environmental impacts and decrease investment risk, adding to shareholder value while generating benefits for all of our stakeholders. Sustainability reports such as this one provide tangible evidence that practice in the mineral development industry is evolving as it transitions toward more cleantech materials production; embraces new, more efficient process technology; and reduces the scale of its initial operations – all resulting in a greatly reduced environmental footprint compared to that traditionally associated with the industry.”

The Company has also completed the filings of its 2019 Consolidated Financial Statements, Management’s Discussion and Analysis and Annual Information Form with Canadian security regulators, as well as its Annual Report on Form 20-F with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for the Company’s fiscal year ended August 31, 2019. Copies of these filings are available through SEDAR at http://www.sedar.com; through EDGAR at http://www.sec.gov; or on the Company’s website at http://www.avalonadvancedmaterials.com/investors/regulatory_filings/.

Shareholders may request a printed copy of the Consolidated Financial Statements and/or the 2019 Sustainability Report by email to [email protected] or by regular mail to Investor Relations, Avalon Advanced Materials Inc., 130 Adelaide Street West, Suite 1901, Toronto, Ontario M5H 3P5.

About Avalon Advanced Materials Inc.

Avalon Advanced Materials Inc. is a Canadian mineral development company specializing in niche market metals and minerals with growing demand in new technology. The Company has three advanced stage projects, all 100%-owned, providing investors with exposure to lithium, tin and indium, as well as rare earth elements, tantalum, niobium, and zirconium. Avalon is currently focusing on developing its Separation Rapids Lithium Project, Kenora, ON and its East Kemptville Tin-Indium Project, Yarmouth, NS to production, while continuing to advance its Nechalacho Rare Earths asset. Social responsibility and environmental stewardship are corporate cornerstones.

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